Empire of Salt

The Olivers have a chance to make a new home at Salton Sea Looking forward to California fun, sun and adventure they are unprepared for the ecological devastation they find The sea is rotting, the town of Bombay Beach is dying and the citizens are like bait, waiting to be plucked from their homes by what comes from the sea Beware the coming of the green, they say BewarThe Olivers have a chance to make a new home at Salton Sea Looking forward to California fun, sun and adventure they are unprepared for the ecological devastation they find The sea is rotting, the town of Bombay Beach is dying and the citizens are like bait, waiting to be plucked from their homes by what comes from the sea Beware the coming of the green, they say Beware the coming of the night.
Empire of Salt The Olivers have a chance to make a new home at Salton Sea Looking forward to California fun sun and adventure they are unprepared for the ecological devastation they find The sea is rotting the tow

  • Title: Empire of Salt
  • Author: Weston Ochse
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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      Published :2018-04-16T19:27:26+00:00

    About the Author

    Weston Ochse

    Weston has won the Bram Stoker Award for first novel and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize His work has appeared in magazines, comic books, anthologies and how to guides He holds a Master of Fine Arts from National University and has an interest in the martial arts He lives in southern Arizona where he spends his days writing and basking in the noonday sun.He loves talking about books and the craft of writing.

    135 Comment

    • Kurt Criscione said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      Secret Government lab produces zombies that they hide beneath Salton Sea in California. A new family arrives just as the situation begins to deteriorate and in a single week all hell is unleashed on the populace.Weston pretty much razes the entire place he plays no favourites and hammers everyone equally. Pretty brutal and once you get rolling it flies right by.

    • Nick Cato said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      After falling on hard times, the Oliver family drives cross country from Philadelphia to California to relocate at Bombay Beach, a former resort community on the edge of the Salton Sea that now looks more like a desert wasteland. The oliver kids befriend an ex-gang banger who shows them around. One night they witness a bus load of military soldiers about to enter a private section of their community when green-skinned creatures rise from the sea and attack; only one soldier escapes (Metzger, a f [...]

    • Benjamin Ethridge said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      It's been a while since I read a zombie book. That it's Weston Ochse, who I admire greatly, is probably the only reason why I didn't pick this book up, say "cool cover, cool title" and then put it back down.Turns out, EMPIRE OF SALT is great fun. Ochse has an ensemble of delightfully strange characters in his barren, sad setting of the Salton Sea, which also has a biblical tie-in that sort of sneaks up on you. The writing is first rate-- going from elegant to pulpy and action-driven, all of what [...]

    • Badseedgirl said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      This book combines to of my interests, zombies and the Salton Sea. I first heard about the Salton Sea back in 2006 when I saw the documentary “Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea.” The characters in this book are loosely based on actual people highlighted in the documentary.The book itself is good and an interesting read. I feel it may be best described as one dimensional. I did enjoy it, but as far as storylines go thee just was not a lot there. If you get nothing else from this book, [...]

    • James said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      It's always interesting to see what direction the writer will take the zombie. Viral, bacterial, from outer space, man made, fast or slow. Weston's zombies kept my interest and made this book a quick and enjoyable read.

    • Sarah said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      I really enjoyed this solid zombie tale set in the desolate surrounding's of California's polluted Salton Sea.

    • John R. Dailey Jr. said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      AN OKAY ZOMBIE TALE IT ISHello, this story had a lot of promise, but did not quite deliver. I'm not going to give any spoilers, but it kinda went astray about middle of the story. Thanks.

    • Anthony Giordano said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      "So, what was Ochse's take on the shambler trope? And how did it fare? Empire of Salt is, quite simply put, an excellent zombie yarn. It combines a fresh take on the often stale undead formula, mixes in a good amount of shoot-em-up action, and incorporates a solid young adult underpinning that is enjoyable, not annoying or cloying. This is no mean feat.The titular Empire of Salt is, in actuality, none other than the actual Salton Sea, the man-made sea resort in California, which is now derelict, [...]

    • William M. said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      2 AND ½ STARS I have mixed feelings on this book. It reads very strangely, from the characters, to the setting, to the delivery. One of the main characters, Patrick, is a widowed father of two. He drives to a new town where he has inherited a house and business from his estranged father. Patrick spends the first third of the book drunk and sitting on a stool in his restaurant while his two nearly grown up children wander around the town witnessing a group of people, lead by a Romanian freedom f [...]

    • Shanon said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      I liked the book, OK. The writing was good the story didn't measure up . It was a little bit on the unbelievable side and I found the characters a little flat and at times forced into their roles.I would recommend it to a preteen whose just coming out of their Disney phase and are wanting a small taste of horror, because these things wouldn't happen too.

    • Wendy said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      Read it here: spacemenatemyhomework.wordpres

    • Regina Blevins said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

      good, but depressing took awhile to get really juicy.

    • Weston Ochse said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 19:27 PM

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